Bucks Lake Webcam

Apr
26
2016
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OPEN ROADS

As of today, all the paved roads in the Bucks Lake area are open, including the Back Road. Watch for the occasional icy spot.

The non-paved cabin access roads? Some are open, some not. Some drifts are still pretty substantial in shady areas…….

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Apr
04
2016
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OPENING THE ROADS

The current plan for the County is to begin plowing on April 11. They will first go to the fire station, then open Big Creek, after that the Dam Road, and finally the Oro-Quincy Highway. From what I have seen of the snow, much of that will go pretty fast, but there will be areas in the shade that still have 5 feet. My best guess is that most roads will be open by the end of the month.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Mar
18
2016
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FINALLY!!!!!!

It has not been easy. The circuit the camera is on, tripped during the last big storm. Probably water, as we have water inside the cabin where we have never had it before.

That caused the camera to lose its programming. That required a complete reprogramming of the camera, a process that never goes well. I have been seeing it locally for two days, and just now figured out the trick to get it to upload to the website.

I apologize (to much more of the world than I ever dreamed likely), and I hope you all enjoy it.

M

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Mar
11
2016
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DARN CAMERA

So, no secret, the camera quit just when the latest storm was at the strongest. It has done this a couple of times before. If I am at the cabin, I can fix it right away. But we are not at the cabin, having needed to return to Reno for some medical appointments. Of course, I want to get back and fix it, ASAP, and will try to do that next Tuesday or Wednesday.

But with the Weather Service predicting a total of 46″ of snow between Saturday and Monday (!), that will be iffy. I will believe all that snow when I see it, but at Bucks it is totally possible.

Till I can do the fix, I will be checking with other sources and try to keep a reasonably accurate record.

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Mar
07
2016
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SNOW

Two feet. Nice. But now more rain is on the way. But maybe more snow by next weekend…..

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Mar
06
2016
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MORE WINTER, PART 2

So, Saturday we had over 5″ of rain! Of course it washed a lot of the snow away. If the weather service is to be believed, by Monday evening, we could have over 30″ of new snow. Good if it happens…….

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Jan
22
2016
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LAKE LEVEL

I have had a couple of people ask what the lake level is doing. I checked the State data this afternoon and learned that the lake is a
foot LOWER than it was in December. Cutting the folks that manage the lake some slack, I am assuming they want to maintain a cushion of capacity in the lake. At least that, in my innocence, is what I choose to believe……

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
21
2016
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MORE WINTER

We are looking for about 2.75″ of rain tonight and Friday before it changes to snow. Then, about 10″ on Saturday. The good stuff just keeps coming.

About the camera…. So far, relatively good. I have only had to reset it once, tonight. The disturbing thing is that it functioned without a flaw since 2013 before our current “problems.” I have another camera to install in its place if it fails completely. (If you ever saw the movie, “2001,) you will remember, “Leave it in place, and let it fail…”) Again, if you saw the movie, you know what happened then. Ugg. So, I hope things just stay simple and reliable.

One more thing. Most of the lake has an ice layer. The area toward Mill Creek is still open, and a forecast for rain will not produce more ice. And next week we will have cold nights, but warm days. That could complete the freezing process, but it would not inspire MY confidence. Be careful out there…..

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
19
2016
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DEAD CAMERA, PART 4

Yes, it is finally working. Say a prayer it stays that way……

Lots of rain here, with some snow earlier today.

Written by Mike in: Uncategorized |
Jan
09
2016
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DEAD CAMERA, PART 3, AND MORE….

The news is not good. The camera arrived, and was installed, and is not compatible with this website. It has to be returned, and another ordered. All said, probably 10 – 14 days from today, 1-9. Sorry, folks….

The lake managed to finally freeze over on Friday. Today it has snowed a few inches. That makes the lake LOOK like you can get on it. No way! There could not be more than an inch of ice right now. Maybe if the real cold continues for another couple of weeks, it might be safe. Personally, I would never trust it.

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